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'Soooo.... I killed my car' posted by Muffy - 22/04/2011, 08:55:31

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that's coz you got a cheap car to start with...
this is just going to keep happening.

buy a cheap car and it will either a) die completely or b) breakdown sufficiently enough that it costs more to fix it than to repair...

either way you'll need to get a another car.

so, do you keep throwing money away on bomb-cars that aren't worth maintaining or do you fork out more and buy a newer car that is more likely to keep running on you? A guy in my Rover crew (senior scouts) would buy $600 bombs and go through 3 or 4 cars *every year*!! He did that for years and years and we all thought he was mad...

I had this exact problem when I bought my first coupla cars. ('76 Ford Cortina, then a '74 Holden Torana) They were both cheap and nasty under $3k and I had each one for about a year at best before it was time to get rid of it. Eventually I borrowed money off mum and dad ($6k - had to pay them back slowly over the next 4 years) and bought a better car overall ('79 Nissan Stanza) and ended up driving that one for the next 9 years. My next car after that one was my first Camry for $12k (dummy'll remember that one) and I drove that for 10 years.

basically you get what you pay for but you need to think of the long term economics of the decision.

and as for a recommendation - a toyota camry or corrolla is usually a good car and reasonably reliabel



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Little green man

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Well, I tried this t - Fatma - 19/12/2014, 11:31:02terminator
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チカ ちょっとずつステップクリアしました - Gislaine - 16/12/2014, 19:17:05terminator
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This Death is On Me - But I'd Buy a Better Car if I Could - Muffy - 23/04/2011, 07:18:15terminator
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4:  kakim obrazom su - Maria - 17/04/2014, 18:05:07terminator
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HAHA! - NovaFlash - 23/04/2011, 09:03:33terminator
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School visits for me - Hamid - 19/12/2014, 03:21:43terminator
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a name made me drop  - Hendry - 16/12/2014, 14:31:37terminator
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I....... did? (N/T) - Muffy - 23/04/2011, 12:32:07terminator
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YEAH! - NovaFlash - 23/04/2011, 23:00:57terminator
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The 'are you famous? - Tatiane - 19/12/2014, 19:06:57terminator
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I had been curious a - Fred - 17/12/2014, 01:33:38terminator
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Ah... It's a groaner. Apparently hubby's humor IS rubbing off...  (N/T) - Muffy - 24/04/2011, 06:26:58terminator
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d0a7d182d0be d0b4d0b - Daphne - 16/12/2014, 16:07:19terminator
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A groan of pleasure, I hope (N/T) - NovaFlash - 24/04/2011, 07:08:28terminator
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I just had a look at - David - 19/12/2014, 03:21:07terminator
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Simply  wanna  tell  - Ibrahim - 16/12/2014, 14:31:22terminator


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